An Aloha card from Honolulu, Hawaii
Postcrossing code: US – 1198723
This is the back part of the card. I scanned the whole part and share it here since Julia’s address is not reflected (privacy purpses) I love all the stamps she used and that cute little cat sticker with it.
I gor curious of the word FOREVER on the stamp. So i googled for it and i found this explanation:
A forever stamp is a postage stamp in the United States that is valid for First-Class postage no matter when it is used. By concept, once purchased, a forever stamp is a perpetual stamp that never expires or declines in value. It’s value is the First-Class Mail stamp postage rate for a one ounce letter at the time of use.
The U.S. Postal Service submitted a proposal in May 2006 to the U.S. Postal Rate Commission to create a forever stamp beginning in 2007. The proposal was approved and forever stamps went on sale in April of 2007. Forever stamps are sold at the First-Class Mail Stamp postage rate in effect at the time they are purchased. They can be used for postage within the United States and for mail sent from the United States to an international destination, although that would require additional postage.
The advantages of a forever stamp to the consumer include the ability to stock up on first class postage at the current rate and use them until the supply is exhausted. As postage rates change, it is no longer necessary to buy two or three cent stamps to add to the old postage stamp. For most consumers, the greatest advantage of a forever stamp is convenience.
The first one on the left is a part of Garden of Love issued May this year (se-tenant issue). Next is an American Clock issued in August 2006. And the last is another Forever issue – a part of a se-tenant stamps in honor of four Scientists. I wish i can receive the whole 4 of them.